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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Ring'

Ring Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    ring n
  1. a characteristic sound; "it has the ring of sincerity"
  2. a toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke" [syn: halo, annulus, anulus, doughnut, anchor ring}]
  3. a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling; "there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse" [syn: hoop]
  4. (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop [syn: closed chain] [ant: open chain]
  5. an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves" [syn: gang, pack, mob]
  6. the sound of a bell ringing; "the distinctive ring of the church bell"; "the ringing of the telephone"; "the tintinnabulation that so volumnously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe [syn: ringing, tintinnabulation]
  7. a square platform marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle
  8. jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger; "she had rings on every finger"; "he noted that she wore a wedding band" [syn: band]
  9. a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration) [syn: band] v
  10. sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang" [syn: peal]
  11. ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter" [syn: resound, echo, reverberate]
  12. make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification; "Ring the bells"; "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church" [syn: knell]
  13. be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village" [syn: surround, environ, encircle,
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  • Fighting Network Rings: Fighting Network Rings, trademarked as RINGS, is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion turned mixed martial arts organization from ...
  • Ring: Ring or rings may refer to: Ring (jewellery), decorative ornaments worn on fingers, toes, arm or neck. In sports: Ring (boxing) ...
  • Ring (mathematics): In mathematics , a ring is an algebraic structure consisting of a set together with two binary operations usually called addition and ...
  • Der Ring des Nibelungen: Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung) is a cycle of four epic opera s (or "dramas" to use the composer's preferred term) by ...
  • Change ringing: Change ringing is the art of ringing a set of tuned bells in a series of mathematical patterns called "changes". carillon ringing) in ...
  • Ring (jewellery): A finger ring is a circular band worn as a type of ornamental jewellery around a finger; it is the most common current meaning of the word ...
  • Rings of Saturn: The rings of Saturn are the most extensive planetary ring system of any planet in the Solar System . They consist of countless small ...
  • The Ring (magazine): The Ring (often called The Ring Magazine) is an American boxing magazine that was first published in 1922 as a boxing and wrestling ...
  • One Ring: The One Ring is a fictional artefact that appears as the central plot element in J. R. R. Tolkien 's Middle-earth fantasy novels . ...

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Meaning of the Name 'Ring'


  • Meaning: Ring
  • Origin: English
  • Gender: Male

'Ring' in famous quotation sentence


* After the cheers have died down and the stadium is empty, after the headlines have been written and after you are back in the quiet of your room and the championship ring has been placed on the dresser and all the pomp and fanfare has faded, the enduring things that are left are the dedication to excellence, the dedication to victory, and the dedication to doing with our lives the very best we can to make the world a better place in which to live. - Vince Lombardi

* For a smart material to be able to send out a more complex signal it needs to be nonlinear. If you hit a tuning fork twice as hard it will ring twice as loud but still at the same frequency. That's a linear response. If you hit a person twice as hard they're unlikely just to shout twice as loud. That property lets you learn more about the person than the tuning fork. - Neil Gershenfeld

* When asked about his favorite song, I think 'Hail to the Chief' has a nice ring to it. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy


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